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day, arrested thanks to a couple watching "america's most wanted." >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> it looks like vacation is over out there. accident location at johnnycake and woodlawn. it is icy in that area, and that does involve a pedestrian struck. another one involving a pedestrian at orleans and lochwood avenue. " will place forming around the area at southbound 95, and southbound 795. normal delays on the outer loop. adelphi road and joppa farm road, and as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, curtis creek drop bridge will shut down due to road work. that is expected to be in place until february 12. watch for delays this morning as we get closer to 9:00 a.m.. not too bad on the west side. you are going to get a little bit heavier ones who get to the baltimore national pike. looking hectic here. white marsh to the beltway northeast. sandra has a check on the forecast. >> cluster yet again today. -- plus three yet again t
. the national counterterrorism center warns that al qaeda continues to look for ways to attack america. this as the u.s. embassy in yemen closes due to terror threats and the president prepares to meet with his top security officials. >>> and winter wallop, from wind and waves to blankets of snow, the northeast is bearing the brunt of mother nature and more is expected. today, suay, january 3rd, 2010. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and jenna wolfe. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. the arrest of paul merhige brings some closure to the family of the victims of that thanksgiving day massacre. >> while he was loose some of the family feared for their own lives thinking he might be seeking them out as well. now at least part of that nightmare is over thanks to a tip generated by "america's most wand." we'll have the latest including an interview with the parents of the youngest victim. >>> also as the president returns from his hawaiian vacation, he'll m
sisters, aunt and 6-year-old cousin on thanksgiving day, arrested thanks to a couple watching "america's most wanted." >>> time now is 7:26 on this january 4, 2010. in the news this morning, jim zorn has coached his last game with the redskins. a team source tells us he has been fired as the team's head coach less than a day after the skins finished a disappointin season. washington was 4 and 12 this season. he was the sixth red skins head coach under dan snyder who bought the team in 1999. >>> good morning, we have a blazing orange and somber lavender sun rise junds way. it's frigid from the low to mid 20s right now. high today only near freezing with a blustery wind, maybeear freezing this afternoon and early this evening. partly cloudy, blustery and cold tomorrow and wednesday. then maybe a little light snow on thursday and friday. >> 395 is jammed from an accident on the eastbound flee way down at the exit for the northbound third street tunnel. 270 packed in very, very tightly. the early morning accidents at the 270 southbound split is jammed. germantown solid all the way out of t
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. the united states of america needs to get to the hotel montana and get our children now! >> reporter: the university group of 14 had come to distribute food to poor haitian people the day before the disaster. the missing students were in their rooms when it happened, the teachers in the gym. the eight who survived, most of whom were by the hotel's pool, have spoken about wanting to come back here for their teammates. >> after we hugged our parents and loved ones and felt safe, we were all like ready to go back, because we're missing two professors and four other students. >> reporter: the family of courtney hayes from georgia has traveled to the dominican republic looking for information and for their child in hospitals. the parents of britney gangel, who were originally told she had been found alive, only to then hear the heartbreaking truth, can only wait and know that rescuers here are trying to help answer their prayers. >> we need a miracle now. >> reporter: with more than 100 people thought to still be inside, this place now represents the destruction that has befallen families
the plane headed for america. >> the president has all the details now because we are learning more about what intelligence sources knew, but didn't put together. that is leading to all of this analysis of what could have been done and what could have been done to stop abdulmutallab. >> we will sit down with the national security and intelligence, but willry read them the riot act? >> it's a little bit of everything. he has been getting warning reviews when he wakes up here in hawaii from john brennan, the chief adviser. he will bring everyone together from the head of the dni, dennis blair. it's under dennis blair that the terrorism center has been formed. that's run by michael lighter and janet napolitano. there will be a little bit of reading him the riot act. they will meet for hours and there will be a lot of back and forth. the president is pouring through reports that each of the agency heads put together. i don't know if he will say you guy diagnosis a terrible job here. secretary x or admiral y or this. we are done. i do think it will be the start of what could be a more comprehe
day criticism why has america not been able to get the food to the people. there's a lot of countries here who also weren't able to do that as well. now it is getting to them. those planes are leaving with their humanitarian daily rations. it's like an mre that the military eats. but it's actually lentils, the type of food people are used to eating here. it will give them 2500 calories. it's beginning to the -- to get to the people. they're on the edge of unrest. >> reporter: we didn't get a rot of sleep because of the flights but that's okay. thanks. that's really a great story. we want to go back now to jenna in studio 1a in new york. >> it's stories like that that continue to give family members hope who are waiting to hear any word from haiti. >>> president obama says the u.s. relief effort is one of the largest in history. for more on the u.s. response to the crisis, we're now joined by david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." >> good morning, jenna. >> i do want to start in haiti. secretary of state hillary clinton was in the country to help coordinate u.s. efforts. how bro
, piers morgan, the judge from "america's got talent" and britain's got talent," which found, among others, susan boyle, is here sitting in for kathie lee all week. he's always a lot of fun ooms. >> yeah, i like him. also, now, we've got a check of the weather with al. >> that's right. >> happy 50th birthday over here, and the tirabaschis are here. for today, we've got the lake-effect snow machine cranking out, bringing the snow through the great lakes, as far south as maryland. we're basically looking at three to six inches of snow. generally, one inch. some areas may pick up a little bit more. got a big storm track coming across, bringing big problems as we move into thursday, friday and coming into all that cold air, bringing snow showers from the mid-atlantic states all the way up into new england. basically, three to six inches of snow. a wider >> when it shall still an issue, although not as bad as yesterday. today a high between 32 and 35. chance of flurries again >> and that's your latest weather. natalie? >> thank you, mr. roker, as always. >>> coming up next, how to master the co
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. they run goldman secretaries, morgan stanley, jpmorgan chase and bank of america. the financial crisis inquiry commission will report to the president and congress on what went wrong. last year, taxpayers spent $700 billion to rescue collapsing financial institutions that caused the crisis with high-risk deals. by this year, many of those banks repaid the government and roared back with huge profits, possible because of taxpayers' help. take goldman sachs. analysts estimate a $44 billion profit in 2009 with an expected average bonus of almost $600,000. >> this isn't about fundamentally trying to, you know, slap the banks for paying out these bonuses. the commission's trying to get at the root causes. >> reporter: and brand new today, senior administration officials say the president is ready to announce that he wants to charge a fee on these big banks and financial institutions to try to get some of taxpayers' money back to try to settle what that t.a.r.p. fund and all those bailouts have done to taxpayers' coffers. natalie? >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill. thanks so much, kelly. >>
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. the headlines will be on earnings. ibm hit it out of the park. bank of america out with numbers th morning and warning that the economy remains fragile. back to you. >> erin, thank you so much. >>> finally, anxious moments tuesday in charleston, west virginia, where a pilot of a us aiays plane aborted takeoff because of a warning signal in the cockpit. he also then stopped about 100 feet from the edge of a cliff. no one, however, was hurt. >>> it is now 7:21. let's now go back to matt and meredith. thank goodness. >> thank goodness is right. >> absolutely. >> scary stuff. >> ann, thank you very much. >>> we want to check in with al roker now. he's been the traveling man, and he's out in southern california where the rains keep coming. al, what's the story? >> we are in la canada flintridge right now, matt and meredith, and this hillside, the mud is coming down. this is a family that basically built retaining walls and also built a channel to try to keep the mud away from their home, because already they've had tons and tons of mud flow into their backyard, and this is just 1 of almost 500
. the headlines will be on earnings. ibm hit it out of the park. bank of america out with numbers this morning and warning that the economy remains fragile. back to you. >> erin, thank you so much. >>> finally, anxious moments tuesday in charleston, west virginia, where a pilot of a us airways plane aborted takeoff because of a warning signal in the cockpit. he also then stopped about 100 feet from the edge of a cliff. no one, however, was hurt. >>> it is now 7:21. let's now go back to matt and meredith. thank goodness. >> >> your home, things are relatively quiet. 1/3% chance for a light rain or snow showers in the southern suburbs and the eastern shore this morning. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. >>> coming up in our next half hour, questions some people are asking -- is tiger woods getting treatment at a sex rehab clinic in mississippi? we're going to take you there live for an insider's perspective from a man who spent time there and has been treated >>> still ahead, as president obama reels from that big senate loss in massachusetts, a look
to skate today. >> reporter: nancy had the image of being america's sweetheart. she was a very graceful skater. once she was attacked, there was no question that the american public was pulling for her. >> help me! >> reporter: who knew it would get so much harder than this? pulling through that nightmare only to face this one. >> couldn't ask for a nicer family. you've seen what the family has been through over the years, the ups and downs. >> reporter: for mark kerrigan, mostly downs. as nancy skated on and built a family, he was getting in trouble. an out-of-work plumber with a long criminal record, including assault, drug charges and jail time, and now this. >> he's charged with assault now because we don't know the cause of death. if the medical examiner's office determines the cause of death to be a homicide, charges could be upgraded to manslaughter or even murder. >> reporter: nancy kerrigan was so strong in 1994, going on to win silver in the winter games, strength she'll need again with her brother behind bars and her father gone. the kerrigan family would not speak with us on
because we feel bad? >> well, there is -- thank you, america, for a lot of people stepping up and showing your generosity. the community has supplied tickets to me and my whole family. it's been really cool. >> that's great. >> yeah. it was awesome. >> let's try it one more time. >> one more time? okay, one more time. >> for the "today" show. >> oh, that looks pretty good. oh. that was better. that was better. >> you can come visit us anyway, joel, any time. >> all right. thanks. >> joel, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> teach you to mess with a coach. >> that's right, exactly. >>> let's get a check of the morning's top stories from ann curry over at the news desk. ann? >> i say we bring him anyway. >> yeah. >> thanks a lot, you guys. >>> in the news this morning, everybody -- good morning, once again -- aides say president obama will acknowledge the frustration of the american people when it comes to the economy in his state of the union address tonight. he is also expected to outline tax breaks for small businesses in an effort to lower the nation's 10% unemployment rate. earlier on t
bailout. some executives at bank of america will get record bonuses this year. the total pool will be at a record, but some executives will get records. remember, bank of america paid back its t.a.r.p. money last month, natalie. >> melissa lee at the new york stock exchange, thank you. >>> and alabama's celebrating a perfect season and a national championship this morning. last night after knocking quarterback colt mccoy out of the game early with a shoulder injury, alabama then went on to beat texas, 37-21 in the bcs title game. first win in 17 years. the crimson tide is back. 7:17 right now. let's turn it back over to matt, ann and al. >> congratulations, natalie. >>ongratulations aut alabama. sorry about colt mccoy, though. that would have been more interesting to see what would have happened had he been in the whole game, but that's the way the football rolls. >> roll tide. >> how are you, mr. roker? >>> pretty good. a lot better than our friends in the midwest and plains and even down south, as natalie was telling you. look at these temperatures, afternoon highs. 6 below
lives here in america. >>> bearing it all. remember lily? thousands have been watching and waiting for a hibernating bear to welcome her cubs. they have arrived. today is saturday, january 23rd, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. we are glad to have you back. fantastic reporting. one of the hardest things to do. >> hardest thing i have ever done. awful, awful, awful. yet, at the same time, i came back with really inspiring stories. we will chat about it. a lot to tell you about including where things stand with the storms out west. they left behind december instruction, dangerous mud slides. in arizona, more than four feet of snow has fallen. it is not over yet. our team is spread throughout the west and we will meet the firefighter who risked his life and became a dog's best friend. it was all over cable yesterday. this dog and his rescuer. >> can't wait to see that. >>> against the odds, rescue workers still finding people in the rubble ten days after the earthquake. today it appears the search for survivors is coming to an end. would will have
efforts. >> her look, gerard butler's look they're all going to donate their outfits to america's peace and justice auction. it was nice to know that the glamour would spin the spotlight on something else. >> she looked amazing. she had the old vintage sophia loren beautiful hair. >> who was there last night. >> yeah. >> she looked amazing, too. >> jonathan anton, bobbie thomas, thanks so much. who do you think dressed best? cast your vote on our website, todayshow.com. >> still to come, how hard is it to pick out a dress? we'll see how our own natalie got ready on the red carpet, as we continue our coverage of the golden globes after these messages. >>> last night, i hosted the preshow on the red carpet for the golden globes, so of course, i needed a dress. let's just say, deciding on the gown was the hard part. but playing dress-up was fun. ♪ >> hey, natalie. >> kelly, oh, my gosh, i'm so excited to have you on my team. >> it's golden globes time. >> kelly catron is a no-frills stylist with her know show on bravo called "kel on earth." she's brutally honest. she was helping me find
, people like those white house party crashers. coming up, america's top roast mastermasters, jack ross, givess take on the medy gifts that kept on giving in the past year. >>> first let us welcome in ed brown, master chef, who is feeding us today. we've already had his drink concoctions. now we're moving on to the appetizers. takes it away. what have you got? >> simple stuff. olives, citrus marinaded. these are dorito crusted. dorito crusted fried olives. >> you have to go to spain to get this? >> it was their idea. i have to give them credit. >> brings something nice and meredith smacks him. >> coconut fried shrimp, grilled crab and crowder, one of our signature dishes at the chowder house. sauce. >> all finger food? >> you want to be able to put it out, eat it, lax. we kind of try to recover from last night. >> exactly. >> what goes well with this also is a woman in aluminum foil. >> for those just tuning in -- >> you actually struck me as a saran type guy. >> happy new year. >> mixing the citrus with the olives here, it looks beautiful. >> this is a nice refreshing sort of light thi
, president obama pledged the full support of the united states. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home, so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> reporter: the "uss carl vincent" will be a base at sea to provide communications and supplies like fresh water. many have taken to the internet to show support. less than 24 hours after the quake, a text message campaign has raised more than $1 million for the red cross. and that help i soarly needed, as we've just said. in fact, still now, there are stories emerging of people still waiting for medical care. currently, most of the hospitals are down, and so people are in clinics, basically out on the street, triage clinics, people are coming to these clinics asking for help, but there are a lot of people, matt and meredith, who are not still now getting the medical care they need after this devastating earthquake. now back to you. >> and we're hearing there are no medical supplies to be had. let's brg in brian williams, who is there at the airport along with ann and al. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter:
dunkin' donuts coffee -- pick some up to brew at home. america runs on dunkin'. >>> good morning, it's mostly cloudy now, a few sprinkles around the central blue ridge, temperatures there above freezing, but it's a little below freezing now in the suburbs and washington. partly cloudy and cooler tomorrow. it could get chilly rain on thursday afternoon and evening, could mix with some sleet and snow late thursday night into early friday. ash i had linder, how's the traffic? >> a lot of delays around town, 66 east is slow off and on out of manassas to the beltway. 270 southbound, montgomery village, no accidents, but just slow. a and along the beltway, it's slow as well. >>> coming up tonight on news4 at 5:00, lunch with lindsay and jason campbell. the redskins quarterback talks about what all the off-sea >>> it's 7:30 on a tuesday moing. it's the 19th day of january 2010. we've got some nice people out on our plaza. some of these folks might have stretched out the long weekend to a full day weekend. whatever their reason for being here, we're happy they're joining us. we'll get outsid
christmas and it was, but throughout corporate america, companies are making profits and money, but they are husbanding that cash. the amount of money on the books, $820 billion. they are raising cash. they are preparing for that and they are not confident as well. >> amy and i were complaining about the cold weather, but it's hitting the pocket book. guess is up to 2.72 on average. >> the other way that gas hurts the american economy is through the psyche. when people see high gas prices, it lowers their confidence in the economy and you can look at gas prices and consumer confidence and they almost overlay. >> appreciate your analysis. here's amy. >> we turn to the bombing of the jetliner on christmas day. the suspect made his first court appearance to formally face charges against him. pete williams was there. >> reporter: u.s. marshals supported abdulmutallab in and out of the courthouse surrounded by extra security in a federal prison 45 miles away. he walked into the courtroom despite having severe burns on his legs caused from the device that caught fire on the plane. he
he made over barack obama. >> america needs change now more than ever. >> reporter: reed, an early obama supporter is in 9 crossfire for revelations in "game change" a recounting of the 2008 campaign. according to the authors, reid made demeaning comments about barack obama. when excerpts of the book leaked over the weekend, reid called the president to apologize. the president issued a statement saying -- most democrats are rallying around reid, who is critical to passage of health reform and the rest of the president's agenda. but republicans say rooi should resign as majority leader. the republican nashl chairman michael steele on "meet the press." >> when democrats get caught saying racist things, an apology is enough. if that had been mitch mcconnell saying that about an african-american candidate for president of the united states. the chairman and the dnc would be screaming for his head, very much as they were with trent lott. >> reporter: his point, former republican majority leader, trent lott was forced to quit over racial remarks he made back in 2002. also in "game chang
get to tell you one more time, it's not sunday night football night in america, it's wild card saturday! whoo-hoo! look out. we've got not one, but two big games on wild card saturday! jets move into cincinnati with paul brown stadium looking at scattered flurries, temperatures in the teens, windchills 5 to 10. then we go to dallas, cowboys stadium. outdoor weather, clear and cold, temps in the 23 to 27-degree range on wild card saturday! >> okay now? >> yes, i'm sorry. >> we're done? okay. >> okay. >> natalie! >> ow! my ear drum bursted. okay. thank you, al! >>> coming up next, turning junk food into health food that your kids will actually eat. joy bauer's going to show us how and save us all from this nightmare on the couch. ( woman ) what if sooner is way better than later ? ( man ) what if i need a big screen before the big game ? let's see what you got. it's your tax refund. why should you have to wait ? e-file at no extra cost with h&r block to get your refund fast. click, call, or come over. h&r block: get it right. pretty. ( laughs ) there we go. ( phone rings, laughte
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america who he's working for. and until he basically steps forward and demands the disclosure of the e-mail traffic that was going on with aig, which was the backstop to the entire financial system, until he steps forward and says we want the transparency to see how this happened and show america's voters and the american congress and the american people what happened, i think that there's reason for question as to who tim geithner -- whose interests tim geithner is serving, the bankers' or america's. >> dylan ratigan, thank you. "the dylan ratigan show" airs at 4:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. once again, here's matt. >> thank you. >>> now to the big shake-up in the television world, not the jay leno/conan o'brien shuffle, but simon cowell's decision to leave "american idol." nbc's jeff rossen has details on that. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good to see you. simon says he was offered "a lot of money" to stay on, but in the end, the money wasn't enough. can't blame him, either. he was only making, what, a reported $36 million a year? so, simon cowell will leave "american idol" after
company, trying to do some good, feeding america. >> yes. how exciting this has been. >> what is this? >> basically it's where people are taught a dance and one starts and then they join in slowly, slowly. >> and it becomes like a cong a-line? >> yes. we're doing it at the grove. random people are standing around. let me tell you what we're doing. i am working with oscar meyer brand to launch the good mood mission, through feed america. that day oscar meyer donated 1 million pounds. we're asking america -- >> that's a lot of wieners. >> that's a lot of food, lot of deli sliced ham. >> you can't say wiener. i can. it's a word i like. >> i don't blame you. >> they make all kinds of other products, too. >> yes, they do. >> sadly, people are hungry. this is the greatest country in the world in terms of our blessings. >> and i want to not forget us. >> we're off doing great work in haiti. >> we are. >> america takes her knocks but no country goes out there first and foremost and gives up their aabundance to people. >> they've donated 1 million and are asking america to do it. it's easy. if
on race and the president. called "obama's america 2010 and beyond." can you give us a sense of what you guys will be talking about? >> i'm going to start off tonight leading with tom joiner from dallas, our radio talk show host. we're going to start off by talking about the promise of this president when he was elected. he told the first lady when he was running, why are you running, michelle asked barack obama as a candidate. why are you running? he said, because i'm going to change the prospects of this country for young people. the way we see ourselves as a country in terms of opportunity. 're going to see how well that promise has been delivered in the last year. >> chris matthews as always, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> you can watch tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >>> let's get a check of the other morn top stories right now. ann's off and hoda kotb is at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, everybody. we begin here with afghanistan, where security forces are set to be back in control in kabul this morning after a deadly coordinated attack by militant
to be fundamental to helping america move forward, on the economy on a lot of issues, including national security. >> you know, one of his biggest opponents right now or one of the biggest critics of the president is former vice president dick cheney, and he has suggested the president is "trying to pretend that we are not at war with terrorists," and because of that, he is making us less safe. but "the new york times" reports that at least a dozen former top bush officials involved in counterterrorism, say as far as they're concerned, they pretty much agree with obama's policy. so, is cheney actually hurting the republicans more than helping them when he makes these statements? >> no, i think the vice president has made it very clear. i think he's been very consistent and correct in saying that the inconsistency in the obama administration's approach to foreign policy, particularly with respect to terrorism is a concern. >> but if you don't say war on terror, does that mean you're not concerned about terrorism? >> that's the point. if you can't call a thing what it is, then there's a question ab
. >> reporter: since fedex wasn't an option, she called pet-friendly virgin america with her innovative but odd request. >> it's a little bit comical it was a little ridiculous, but it was fun. >> reporter: they jumped on the idea. and this isn't the only flight. several more tail-wagging trips will take chihuahuas eastbound in the coming months. >> they've already got a waiting list of people just from that flight who want to adopt the dogs. >> reporter: from homeless to high-flying jet-setters, life is finally looking up. for "today," lee cowannbc news, los angeles. >>> and just ahead on a thursday morning, the nationwide search for arizona 8-month-old gabriel johnson. he was last seen with his mother in texas. now she's been arrested in florida but won't tell police where her son is. we'll talk to >>> just ahead, a heartbreaking 911 call. >> he's pale! he's not breathing! what do i need to do? what do i need to do? what do i need to do? >> one mother's pain highlighting a glaring problem with the nation's emergency 911 system. >> after your local news. >>> 7:26 is your time now on this thurs
york city, but where? >>> and remembering j.d. salinger, one of america's most influential writers, the author of the classic "the catcher in the rye," dead at the age of 91. his extraordinary works and unusual life today, friday, january 29th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. it's really winter again here, right? >> with a vengeance, no question. >> very cold. the thermometer says 17 degrees, but factor in the wind and it feels like 2. >> we can't complain. things are much worse down south, where the big storm has already made a big mess of things in places like oklahoma and parts of texas. it dumped more than a foot of snow in some spots with more on the way, but the bigger concern has been the ice. so, where is this system headed? we're going to get a live report in al's forecast, coming up in just a couple minutes. >>> also ahead, the latest in the search for clues in the death of morgan harrington. the college student vanished mysteriously during a conce
have more on their efforts. >> reporter: america's military is here answering the call for help with a steady stream of military hardware, helicopters, c 130s, bringing in medicine, food, water, and manpower and taking out hundreds of americans. the young, the old, and the injured, including missionaries. >> i love haiti. i would stay longer, but i'm told it's not safe. a great place, but a sad place. >> reporter: the aircraft carrier uss karl vincent is speeding up the delivery offed a. none too soon for if the coast guard which has been dealing with the impact for days. >> we are getting a close up look at the challenge the military is facing. >> reporter: the coast guard boat takes us where cars cannot. the coast guard base. here they are engaged in a battle to save lives. everywhere you look people suffering massive injuries and they keep coming with crushed limbs, severe infections, broken bones. >> we are making splints out of wood, plastic. we took ceiling tiles to make splints to help. >> reporter: they have no doctors, the computer specialist is giving shots to fight in
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in corporate america. today putting pressure on stocks, citigroup and ibm are the big names to watch on that front. another headline, ann, after a long and hostile courtship, it is finally a done marriage between kraft and cadbury. kraft buying cadbury, which gives them names like trident gum and tobler own chocolate. that's a good news story for the market. last but not least, google is postponing the launch of two new cell phones in china. they're doing this as part of an ongoing standoff with the government. google says it doesn't want the government censorship of its website. it accuses the government of spying on its website and that's getting a lot of focus in the international market. >> erin, thanks. >>> wives now earn more money than their husbands in one out of five american marriages, according to a survey by the pew research center. in 1970, only 4% of wives were the primary bread-winners, and the recent economic crisis accelerated this trend with a greater percentage of men losing their jobs. >>> it is now 8:05, and time to get a check of the weather from al, who's in lo
president bush and i are supposed to do. we're going to keep america involved over the long run. the taxpayers alone can't do this. but i was really encouraged. i talked by phone to all the major countries that are donors, and i had a meeting with these individual efforts, and everybody's committed for the long run. haiti was on the path to making a real modern state there before this earthquake, and once this crisis passes, we're just going to modify the plan they were on to take account of this damage done and go back to work, and the american people can help. and i know they will. >> when you talk to former president bush, did the two of you come up with -- i don't mean to put you on the spot here, president clinton, but did the two of you come up with a number, a figure, a goal in terms of fund-raising, what you think it's going to take to rebuild that country? and in some cases, we're not talking about rebuilding, we're talking about building from scratch. >> well, the short answer is no, because we've got to get through the next week to ten days first doing all the recover
states. >> haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home, so we have to be there for them in their hour of need. >> reporter: the "uss carl vincent" will act as a base at sea to provide a communications center and supplies like fresh water. and many have taken to the internet to show support. less than 24 hours after the quake, a text message campaign has raised more than $1 million for the red cross. and now we see a plane from belgium, so, as you can see, planes are coming in from all over the world. we've got, actually, brian williams now joining us. you just did some reconnaissance. what did you find? >> i'm happy to tell the people of los angeles that l.a. county fire rescue just arrived, 6 dogs 73 men and women. they're waiting for their assignment, but they're here with their equipment. belgian air force plane is empty. and we just learned of a story about 15 minutes from here, a hospital that's pretty much been cracked in two. 200 american students are mostly okay, but they're there. this is coming in every second now, and it's going to continue. >> that's right, a
america's future than i am tonight. despite our hardships, our union is strong. >> reporter: his speech, as much about the tenor of the debate in washington as the policy. >> as i'm comfortable and contentious as the debates may become, it's time to get serious about fixing the premtz that are hampering our growth. >> reporter: the president made it crystal clear, he knows what the top issue is for americans. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that's why i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> reporter: but there were plenty of other priorities -- financial regulatory reform, energy, climate change, education, trade, deficit reduction, even gays in the military, and of course, health care. >> and by now, it should be fairly obvious that i didn't take on health care because it was good politics. i take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the american people. >> reporter: the president reiterated his hope that health care reform would pass soon. >> don't walk away from reform, not now, not when we are so close. >> reporter: without mentioning it
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